Initials VD?

(31 Posts)
UpsyDaisy123 Mon 21-Dec-15 14:29:58

Would this be a definite no-no?

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TattieHowkerz Mon 21-Dec-15 16:52:33


ElsaAintAsColdAsMe Mon 21-Dec-15 16:54:09

Definitely a no.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 21-Dec-15 16:54:10

I wouldnt.

mrsschu Mon 21-Dec-15 21:51:58

Sounds great, go for it.

mrsschu Mon 21-Dec-15 21:52:22

Kidding of course and pretty sure the OP is kidding too...

abbsismyhero Mon 21-Dec-15 21:55:00

i know someone with those initials its not her fault her mom remarried and she wanted to change her name to be the same as her mom and sibs no one really notices


MissAlabamaWhitman Mon 21-Dec-15 23:53:08

It's honestly fine.

Nobody under 35 even recognises it as the antiquated term for STI .

By the time your offspring are of noticeable age it won't at all be common parlance.

Don't let it put you off. If you're still bothered add a middle name/initial.

ConesOfDunshire Tue 22-Dec-15 00:07:54

Agree that it's fine.

A colleague of mine acquired the same initials when she got married and changed her name. We use initials fairly frequently at work and she simply uses her middle name to create a three letter initial.

CharmingChampignon Tue 22-Dec-15 00:15:28

I'm not sure that anyone would even notice? It's not a term/abbreviation that's used at all these days.

Newlywed56 Tue 22-Dec-15 00:16:29

I have no idea what that means! confused

Littlefish Tue 22-Dec-15 00:17:56

Don't do it.
Don't do it.
Don't do it.

Mrsindecision Tue 22-Dec-15 08:57:11

It's a definite no from me.

atticusclaw2 Tue 22-Dec-15 08:59:05

Its an age thing. I would say definitely no but as PPs have said, its not a term that is used anymore. The younger generation will know STD or STI.

As a result I don't think the child would ever get any grief over it.

fakenamefornow Tue 22-Dec-15 09:01:32

I agree that the term is no longer used, I think it'll be fine.

Mrsindecision Tue 22-Dec-15 09:02:31

Cones example above is further proof that it IS an issue as her colleague had to use a middle initial to avoid having the initials VD at work.

ImNotAFlower Tue 22-Dec-15 09:02:41

These are my initials since I married...... I no longer initial cash back grin

AuntieStella Tue 22-Dec-15 09:04:02

No, don't do it.

It's still in use in other anglophone countries, and so will stay current via films, telly etc. As well as continuing as a well-recognised colloquial term in UK.

ConesOfDunshire Tue 22-Dec-15 22:11:32

Good point, Mrs. I. I hadn't considered that interpretation.

emcam04 Sun 21-Jun-20 19:19:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Fisher1008 Sun 21-Jun-20 19:28:17

I literally had no idea was VD was I’m 28 for reference - definitely go for it.

Fifthtimelucky Sun 21-Jun-20 19:31:35

I was at primary school (1960s) with someone whose initials were VD. She was teased.

However, I'd agree with others that the initials don't seem to be as commonly used these days.

zingally Sun 21-Jun-20 19:46:24

My first thought ran to venereal disease... I know it's a slightly outdated term, but I think it's still common enough to raise a naughty smile.
I'd avoid, personally.

user1493494961 Mon 22-Jun-20 14:03:09

Add a middle initial, problem solved.

Wheresthebiffer2 Mon 22-Jun-20 20:33:44

I asked my teenage daughter about the initials VD, and she laughed, she knew immediately what it meant. So it's a no from us.

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